Providing Education To Children & Parents

At Nurture School we offer a safe and devoted child care center to provide the love and attention your children deserve but we also want our parents to be up-to-date on important information regarding your children's care. This page is dedicated with quick click links that are full of topics of interest on common questions that parents have.

Conscious Discipline

We want your little one to learn self coping skills and social emotional learning. Conscious Discipline addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's.

Arkansas Child Developmental Standards for Birth to 60 months (CDELS)

The first five years are incredibly important to the development of children. Here you will see the expected developmental domains and levels for children birth to 5 years of age.

Child Care Search

We strive to ensure all Arkansas Child Care Licensing guidelines are achieved and often exceeded! With the Arkansas Child Care Search, you can check out all licensed providers, get basic information and view the most recent reviews on the unannounced facility visits from the Child Care Licensing Specialist.

Minimum Licensing For Child Care Centers

Click to view the Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers.

Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education website where resources and regulations are provided for public access including Child Care Licensing regulations for child care centers, Covid19 updates and state assistance programs.

Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care & Schools PDF

A chosen reference in addition to Minimal Licensing Requirements. Presented in an easy-to-use format, this ‘must-have’ guide provides: Content from American Academy of Pediatrics premier source of information on infectious diseases, the Red Book. It also adds quick reference fact sheets on more than 50 common infectious diseases and symptoms that occur in children in group settings with easy-to-read explanations on how infectious diseases spread.

Recommended Immunizations Birth to 6 Years

Immunizations are a very important tool in preventing serious childhood diseases. In the state of Arkansas, immunizations are required to maintain enrollment in licensed daycare centers and prior to school admission.

Medication Dosing Guide

Courtesy of The Children's Clinic in Jonesboro. This Dosing Guide gives dosages for common over-the-counter medications used in children. These medications are dosed according to weight.

Common Illnesses

Courtesy of the Children's Clinic in Jonesboro. This page has links to common illnesses and general information on them.

Pregnancy Resource Center

The PRC is located in Jonesboro. Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. When you meet with one of the experienced and understanding pregnancy decision consultants, you'll get answers to your questions & so much more. The confidential, cost-free services include: Abortion Information, Adoption Agency Referrals, Adoption Information, Maternity & Infant Supplies, Medical Referrals, Parenting Education, Post-Abortion Support, Pregnancy Options Information, Pregnancy Tests, Support for Men, and Ultrasound (where available).

Arkansas Healthy Children Handbook

The Healthy Children Handbook arms families, child care provides, medical providers, etc. with information so they can make healthy choices for children. The 17 chapters provides in-depth information!


Healthy Families Resource Page

Are you overwhelmed with searching for information about your children’s health, safety and well-being? Not sure what websites to trust? Healthy Families’ resource center has everything you need. On this web site you will find links to reliable websites and trusted programs for women and children in Arkansas and western Tennessee. Healthy Families can help you protect your children all the way through preschool. This also includes the Happy Birthday Baby Book!

Biting Questions by the American Psychological Association

This article discusses working with the biter and consoling the victim. It explains both sides in a neutral manner.

Fighting and Biting American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This article discusses the psychological effects which can cause a child to bite and exhibit aggressive behaviors as growth occurs. It also discussed techniques to help limit biting in a healthy manner.

All About Biting

This article discusses reasons for infants and toddlers to bite and the typical measures child care providers take to find the reason for biting.

CDC Parent Information

Browse a list of common topics that parents are looking for. From pregnancy, to infants and teens, list of developments milestones and ideas from videos. This site is sure to have something for you, straight from the Centers for Disease Control.

Car Seat Safety

Arkansas State Police prepared this car seat safety brochure to educate on the importance of a correctly installed and fitted carseat for your child. It also provides the information of how to choose the correct seat for your child.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Assistance

Helping new mothers in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri with a wide array of breastfeeding problems, experts are a phone call away at the Breastfeeding Help Line at 870-972-4436. Problems with which they may be of assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Painful or cracked nipples
  • Engorgement
  • Low milk supply
  • Plugged ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Yeast
  • Breastfeeding twins (or more!)
  • Breastfeeding an adopted baby
  • Weight checks
  • Babies slow to gain weight

The Period Of Purple Crying

The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby's life, which is a normal part of every infant's development. It is confusing and concerning to be told your baby "has colic" because it sounds like it is an illness or a condition that is abnormal. The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age. There are other common characteristics of this phase, or period, which are better described by the acronym PURPLE. All babies go through this period. It is during this time that some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it.

Kindergarten Readiness Indicators

Starting school is a big step. Make sure that stepis in the right direction by helping your childrenacquire the skills necessary to be successful.The School Readiness Committee has identified 38 indicators that will help get your children's educational experience off to a good start.

Container Free - How Equipment Can Hinder a Child’s Development

This article discusses what a "Container Baby Syndrome" is and how to prevent it.

Jonesboro 911 Police & Fire

Important non-emergency numbers, teaching resources and more!

Physical Therapy Guide to Container Baby Syndrome

“Container baby syndrome” is the name used to describe a range of conditions caused by a baby or infant spending too much time in such containers. These conditions can cause movement, cognitive, and social interaction problems, and may even cause deformity.

Child Care Aware NEA

ChildCare Aware NEA provides many child care resources including a calculator for budgeting child care, state by state resources, ask the expert column and videos for child care best practices.